Sovereign state in East Asia
|COVID-19 information: South Korea has issued visa and entry restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All arrivals will undergo coronavirus testing and (with few exceptions) be quarantined for 14 days. Foreigners without a confirmed address will be quarantined at a government-designated facility at their own expense. Visa arrangements for certain foreign nationals are also suspended.|
|(Information last updated 15 Jun 2020)|
Known as the "Land of the Morning Calm", Korea has for a long time served as a cultural bridge between its neighbors, China and Japan. South Korea has emerged from the shadows of its turbulent past and cemented its place as one of the world's major economic powers. Since the turn of the 21st century, South Korean pop culture has become enormously popular all over East Asia, and this has made it a very popular tourist destination.